Trademark Class 3: Cosmetics And Cleaning Substances

There are 45 classes of trademarks. Each class has its own registration process. In this article, we will explore Class 3 Trademarks and understand what class is commonly used for trademarks.

The International (Nice) Classification of Goods and Services has categorised various services and items into 45 trademark classes, with 1 to 34 covering goods and 35 to 45 covering services. This classification is used by the Indian Trademark Registry as well to categorize trademarks.

Trademark Class 3 is one of 45 trademark classes used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to categorise items or services. Cleaning and cosmetics preparations, substances used in laundry and bleaching preparations, polish, abrasive and scouring preparations, soaps, dentifrices, perfumery, cosmetics, essential oils, and hair lotions are all included in Trademark Class 3. 

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Commonly Registered Goods in Class 3

  • Deodorants for humans or animal use
  • Room fragrance preparations
  • Sanitary preparations under the category of toiletries.

However, Class 3 is not used if you are registering 

  • Chemical chimney cleaners
  • Preparations used for degreasing in manufacturing processes
  • Deodorants intended for purposes other than humans or animal use
  • Sharpening stones and grindstones 

Coordinated-Classes of Class 3 Trademarks

  • Class 5 – Pharmaceuticals
  • Class 21 – Household Utensils
  • Class 35 – Advertising and Business Services
  • Class 42 – Science and Technology Services
  • Class 44 – Medical and Vet Services.

Trademark registration is built on a class system.  A coordinated class is one that is related to another class. The USPTO has mandated that while filing for a trademark under one class, the applicants need to file under the coordinated classes as well. 

For each class of goods or services under which an applicant files, a separate registration fee must be paid. Moreover, the correct class should be indicated while applying for a trademark, because if the class is incorrectly mentioned then the application process starts all over again.

Acceptable Specimens for Class 3

If your trademark is being utilised in commerce, you must display a specimen of the mark in your application as it appears to your customers. A trademark specimen may be a tag or label of your goods or a display that is associated with your goods. It is tangible evidence of how you are employing your trademark in the marketplace with the goods or services listed in your application. Moreover, it is basically what customers see while deciding whether to buy the goods or services associated with your trademark.

It is necessary for the specimen to show the mark as it is used on or in connection with the goods in commerce. Even a copy or any other reproduction of the mark as it is used on or in connection with the goods is acceptable.

In most cases, a label is considered an acceptable specimen, as it is applied directly on the goods or the containers for the goods. 

A specimen illustrating the use of the trademark on a vehicle in which the goods are being marketed to the relevant customers is also admissible if it is the typical mode of use of a mark, for that particular product.

A mailing or shipping label may also be accepted if proper usage is shown and if it is attached to the goods or on the container for the goods. However, it is not acceptable if the mark is merely a trading name and not a trademark:

List of Products Classified Under Trademark Class 3

Class 3 trademarks are primarily concerned with a wide range of cosmetic, beauty and cleaning preparations. The section that follows is exclusively dedicated to all those items and preparations under Class 3.


  • Adhesive for cosmetic use
  • Adhesives for attaching false hair
  • Products made from aloe Vera for cosmetic purposes
  • Balms not intended for medical purposes
  • Cosmetic kits
  • Cosmetic preparations used for slimming purposes
  • Cotton wool used for cosmetic purposes
  • Adhesives for fixing false eyelashes
  • Cosmetic creams
  • False eyelashes/nails
  • Cosmetics
  • Greases used for cosmetic purposes
  • Henna [or cosmetic dye]
  • Massage gels other not intended for  medical purposes
  • Pumice stone
  • Swabs [toiletries]/cotton sticks used for cosmetic purposes
  • Tissues impregnated with cosmetic lotions, toiletries.

Oral Hygiene Preparations

  • Breath freshening sprays
  •  Breathe freshening strips
  • Preparations used for cleaning dentures
  • Dental bleaching gels
  • Denture polishes
  • Dentifrices
  • Mouthwashes not intended for medical purposes.

Perfumery and Fragrances

  • Amber [perfume]
  • Eeau de Cologne
  • Extracts of flowers [perfumes]
  • Bases for flower perfumes
  • Fumigation preparations [perfumes]
  • Heliotropine
  • Ionone [perfumery]
  • Lavender water
  • Mint for perfumery
  • Musk [perfumery]
  • Perfumery
  • Perfumes
  • Scented water
  • Toilet water
  • Scented water


  • Cosmetics used for eyebrows
  • Eyebrow pencils
  • Mascara
  • Cosmetic preparations used for eyelashes
  • Make-up preparations
  • Make-up powder
  • Lipsticks
  • Nail care preparations
  • Make-up removing preparations
  • Nail varnish/ polish
  • Nail art stickers
  • Cosmetic pencils
  • Decorative transfers for cosmetic purposes

Soaps and Gels

  • Antiperspirant Soap
  • Cakes of Toilet Soap/Cakes of Soap
  • Almond Soap
  • Deodorant Soap
  • Disinfectant Soap
  • Medicated Soap
  •  Soap used for Foot Perspiration.

Bath Preparations

  • Bath Salts not intended for medical purposes
  • Cosmetic Preparations for baths,
  • Deodorants and Antiperspirants
  • Antiperspirants (Toiletries), 
  • Deodorants for Animals or Human Beings.

Skin Care Preparations

  • Almond milk used for cosmetic purposes
  • Astringents used for cosmetic purposes
  • Cleansing milk for toilet purposes
  • Beauty mask
  • Lip glosses
  • Lotions used for cosmetic purposes
  • Petroleum jelly used for cosmetic purposes
  • Skin whitening creams/cream 
  • Cosmetic preparations used for skincare
  • Sun-tanning preparations (cosmetics)
  • Sunscreen preparations
  • Talcum powder toilet use and whiting.

Hair Care Preparations and Treatments

  • Beard Dye
  • Bleaching Preparations (Decolourants) used for cosmetic purposes
  • Dry Shampoos
  • Hair Lotions
  • Hair Spray
  • Cosmetic Dyes
  • Hair Dyes/Hair Colorants
  • Preparations used for hair waving
  • Hydrogen peroxide used for cosmetic purposes
  • Moustache Wax/Moustache Wax
  • Neutralizers used for permanent waving
  • Pomades Used for cosmetic purposes
  • Shampoos.

Hair Care Preparations and Treatments

  • Alum Stones (Astringents)
  • After-Shave Lotions
  • Depilatory Preparations/Depilatories
  • Shaving Preparations
  • Pastes used for razor strops
  • Shaving Soap
  • Shaving Stones([Astringents)
  • Depilatory Wax.

Animal Grooming Preparations

  • Deodorants for pets
  • Cosmetics for animal use
  • Pet Shampoo

Essential Oils and Aromatic Extracts

  • Aromatics (Essential Oils)
  • Almond Oil
  • Badian Essence
  • Bergamot Oil
  • Flavourings used for beverages (Essential Oils)/ Beverage Flavouring 
  • Essential Oils of Cedar Wood
  • Essential Oils of Citron
  • Ethereal Essences
  • Ethereal Oils/Essential Oils
  • Flavourings used for Cakes (Essential Oils)/Cake Flavourings
  • Geraniol Gaultheria Oil
  • Jasmine Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Essential Oils of Lemon
  • Mint
  • Oils used for Toilet Purposes
  • Oils used for Perfumes and Scents
  • Rose Oil
  • Oils used for Cosmetic Purposes
  • Safrol
  • Terpenes.

Cleaning and Fragrance Preparations

  • Ammonia (Volatile Alkali) (Detergent) 
  • Volatile Alkali (Ammonia) (Detergent), 
  • Antistatic Preparations used for Household Purposes
  • Canned Pressurized Air used for Cleaning and Dusting Purposes
  • Cleaning Chalk
  • Cleaning Preparations
  • Cloths impregnated with a detergent  used for cleaning
  • Colourants used  for toilet purposes
  • Colour-Removing preparations
  • Degreasers other than for use in manufacturing processes and for medical purposes
  • Dry-Cleaning preparations
  • Drying Agents used  for Dishwashing Machines
  • Floor Wax Removers (Scouring Preparations)
  • Furbishing Preparations
  • Javelle Water/Potassium Hypochlorite, Lacquer-Removing Preparations
  • Non-Slipping Wax used for floors
  • Non-Slipping Liquids used for floors
  • Polishing Creams
  • Turpentine Oil for degreasing
  • Oils Used for cleaning purposes
  • Paint Stripping preparations
  • Parquet Floor Wax/Floor Wax
  • Preparations used to make the leaves of plants shiny
  • Polish Used for furniture and flooring
  • Polishing Wax Polishing Rouge/Jewellers’ Rouge
  • Preparations that are used to remove rust
  • Polishing Preparations
  • Scale removing preparations for household purposes
  • Scouring Solutions
  • Shining Preparations (Polish)
  • Soda Lye
  • Stain Removers
  • Turpentine
  • For Degreasing
  • Preparations used for unblocking drain pipes
  • Varnish-Removing Preparations
  • Volcanic Ash used for cleaning
  • Wallpaper cleaning preparations
  • Household Fragrances
  • Air Fragrance Preparations
  • Incense
  • Potpourri(Fragrance) Joss Sticks
  • Potpourris
  • Sachets used for perfuming linen
  • Scented Wood.

Vehicle Cleaning and Laundry Preparation

  • Windscreen cleaning liquids
  • Bleaching salts
  • Bleaching soda
  • Colour-brightening chemicals used for household purposes (laundry)/colour-brightening chemicals used for household purposes
  • Fabric softeners
  • Laundry bleach/laundry bleaching preparations
  • Laundry wax
  • All laundry soaking preparations
  • Laundry blueing
  • Qualia bark used for washing
  • Laundry glaze
  • Smoothing preparations (starching)
  • Soap used for brightening the textile
  • The starch glaze used for laundry purposes
  • Starch used for laundry purposes
  • Washing soda used for cleaning.

Leather & Shoe Cleaning and Polishing Preparations

  • Creams used for leather
  • Waxes used for leather
  • Leather bleaching preparations
  • Shoe cream
  • Leather preservatives (polishes)
  • Shoe polish
  • Shoe wax
  • Shoemakers’ wax.


  • Abrasive paper
  • Abrasives
  • Carbides of metal (abrasives)
  • Corundum (abrasive)
  • Emery cloth
  • Emery paper
  • Diamantine (abrasive)
  • Glass cloth
  • Grinding preparations/sharpening preparations used for polishing stones
  • Polishing paper
  • Sand cloth/abrasive cloth
  • Smoothening stones
  • Sandpaper/glass paper
  • Silicon carbide(abrasive)
  • Tripoli stone used for polishing,

Tailors’ and Cobblers’ wax

  • Cobblers’ wax
  • Tailor’s wax

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